214. Enchantment (See also Fantasy, Magic.)
- Alidoro fairy godfather to Italian Cinderella. [Ital. Opera: Rossini, Cinderella, Westerman, 120–121]
- Bottom under spell, grows ass’s head. [Br. Lit.: A Midsummer Night’s Dream ]
- Cinderella enchantment lasts only till midnight. [Fr. Fairy Tale: Cinderella ]
- Circe enchantress who changes Odysseus’s men into swine. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey ; Rom. Lit.: Aeneid ]
- Geraldine, Lady evil spirit who, by casting a spell, induces Christabel to bring her into her father’s castle. [Br. Lit.: S.T. Coleridge “Christabel” in Benét, 195]
- Land of Oz bewitching realm of magic and mystery. [Am. Lit.: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz ]
- Lorelei water nymph of the Rhine; lured sailors to their doom with her singing. [Ger. Folklore: Leach, 645]
- Maugis enchanter; one of Charlemagne’s paladins. [Fr. Folk-lore: Harvey, 526]
- Miracle, Dr. bewitches Antonia into singing despite doctor’s orders. [Fr. Opera: Offenbach, Tales of Hoffmann, Westerman, 275–276]
- Oberon fairy king orders love charm placed on wife. [Br. Lit.: A Midsummer Night’s Dream ]
- Orpheus his singing opens the gates of the underworld. [Ger. Opera: Gluck, Orpheus and Euridyce, Westerman, 72]
- Pied Piper charms children of Hamelin with music. [Children’s Lit.: “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” in Dramatic Lyrics, Fisher, 279–281]
- pishogue Irish fairy spell that distorts reality. [Irish Folklore: Briggs, 327–328]
- Quixote, Don ascribes all his misfortunes to the machinations of enchanters. [Span. Lit.: Cervantes Don Quixote ]
- Scheherazade spins yams for Sultan for 1001 nights. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights ]
- Schwanda Czech Orpheus; bagpipe music moves even Queen Iceheart. [Czech Opera: Weinberger, Schwanda, Westerman, 412]
- Sirens with song, bird-women lure sailors to death. [Gk. Myth.: Odyssey ]
- Sleeping Beauty sleeps for 100 years. [Fr. Fairy Tale, The Sleeping Beauty ]
- Titania experiences spell-induced fascination over Bottom. [Br. Lit.: A Midsummer Night’s Dream ]
- Van Winkle, Rip returns to village after sleep of 20 years. [Am. Lit.: The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.]
- vervain indicates bewitching powers. [Flower Symbolism: Flora S ymbo lica, 178]
- Vivian the Lady of the Lake, enchantress and mistress of Merlin. [Br. Lit.: Barnhart, 1118]
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